Contact Details
You can contact us through the Torbay Hospital switchboard on 0300 456 8000 (local rate) or 01803 614567, or via the feedback page on this website.


Tel: 01803 654827 - Dr Aylward, Dr Imam and Dr Ramtahal's Secretary

Voicemail service between 9am and 5pm for 01803 654827
Patients should please contact their GPs in emergencies and for initial queries

The Neurology Department at Torbay Hospital has a complement of three Neurologists, together with Specialist Nurses in Epilepsy and Parkinson's disease.

The department plans to develop to meet the Neurological needs of the population of South Devon and is keen to provide all neurology-related tests and treatments to patients locally without them having to travel out of the area.

The department now has subspecialties in Epilepsy, Neuro-inflammatory and Neuromuscular diseases and we have plans to set up local Neurophysiology and Inflammatory Infusion services. Long term plans include the development of in-patient and Acute Neurology services and development of Neuro-Rehabilitation.



Dr. Rebecca Aylward
Dr. Ibrahim Imam
Dr. Jason Ramtahal
Dr. Will Knight

Nurse Specialists

Sian Day - Parkinson's disease
Andrea Ford - Parkinson's disease
Helen Skinner - Epilepsy


General out-patient clinics

Torbay Hospital
Newton Abbot Community Hospital
Ashburton Community Hospital

In-patient referral services

All wards in Torbay Hospital
Occasional to Community Hospitals and Hospices

Specialist Services

Parkinson's disease
Motor Neuron Disease multidisciplinary care
Day-case lumbar puncture service
Day case infusions

Linked services at Torbay Hospital

Pain management
Stroke and TIA service
Neuro-oncology (cancer services)
Palliative care at Rowcroft Hospice
Occupational Therapy

Links with Regional Hospitals

Derriford Hospital
Neuro-oncology (Cancer) services
Specialist Respiratory Function

Frenchay Hospital Bristol
Movement disorders surgery
Epilepsy surgery


Information on neurological diseases
Information on neurological tests
Neurological charities